This image montage shows comet Hartley 2 as NASA's EPOXI mission approached and flew under the comet. The images progress in time clockwise, starting at the top left.
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Flying Under Comet Hartley 2

This image montage shows comet Hartley 2 as NASA's EPOXI mission approached and flew under the comet. The images progress in time clockwise, starting at the top left.

The image was taken by EPOXI's Medium-Resolution Instrument on Nov. 4, 2010. The sun is to the right.

Image details

ID#:
PIA13577

Date added:
2010-11-04

Target:
Comet

Mission:
EPOXI

Spacecraft:
Deep Impact (DIXI)

Instruments:
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA13577.tif (6.75 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA13577.jpg (0.17 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD